Resolving the Political Crisis in DR Congo

[HRW] Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at a critical juncture. The absence of seni…

[HRW] Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at a critical juncture. The absence of senior-level attention from the executive branch has also been concerning, making this hearing particularly timely.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Standoff As Struggle to Succeed Mugabe Deepens

[ICG] President Robert Mugabe has plunged Zimbabwe into political crisis by firing his long-time ally and enforcer Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Senior Southern Africa Consultant Piers Pigou says the 93-year-old leader remains the country’s final arbiter and that his successor may not become clear until after his death.

[ICG] President Robert Mugabe has plunged Zimbabwe into political crisis by firing his long-time ally and enforcer Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In this Q&A, Crisis Group's Senior Southern Africa Consultant Piers Pigou says the 93-year-old leader remains the country's final arbiter and that his successor may not become clear until after his death.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Word Has It… Is Actress Lulu’s career over?

[New Times] Tanzanian actress, Elizabeth Michael Lulu was slapped with a two year jail term after she was found guilty of killing fellow actor Steven Kanumba, whom she was dating in 2012.

[New Times] Tanzanian actress, Elizabeth Michael Lulu was slapped with a two year jail term after she was found guilty of killing fellow actor Steven Kanumba, whom she was dating in 2012.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Parties Oppose South Africa Granting Mugabe Asylum

[East African] South Africa’s opposition party, the Congress of the People (Cope), has rejected calls to offer Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe political asylum in the country.

[East African] South Africa's opposition party, the Congress of the People (Cope), has rejected calls to offer Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe political asylum in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

All Set for ‘Kigali Farmers and Artisans Market – Christmas Edition’

[New Times] Come November 25, the parking lot of Brioche Bread and Pastries in Kacyiru will transform into one huge market place for farmers and local artisans as the now monthly Kigali Farmers and Artisans Market returns for its Christmas edition.

[New Times] Come November 25, the parking lot of Brioche Bread and Pastries in Kacyiru will transform into one huge market place for farmers and local artisans as the now monthly Kigali Farmers and Artisans Market returns for its Christmas edition.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Traditional Chiefs Demand Mutharika Apology

[Nyasa Times] Paramount Chiefs, Senior Chiefs and Traditional Authorities of the Northern Region have pressed President Peter Mutharika to apologise to Nkhamanga Kingdom in Rumphi following the fracas on September 30 when members of the ruling Democrat…

[Nyasa Times] Paramount Chiefs, Senior Chiefs and Traditional Authorities of the Northern Region have pressed President Peter Mutharika to apologise to Nkhamanga Kingdom in Rumphi following the fracas on September 30 when members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wreaked havoc at the Gonapamuhanya ceremony.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

New Water Facilities to Benefit Over 2,000 Bugesera Residents

[New Times] A total of 30 bamboo water tanks and two water kiosks constructed to ease access to clean and safe water for residents in Bugesera District has been launched.

[New Times] A total of 30 bamboo water tanks and two water kiosks constructed to ease access to clean and safe water for residents in Bugesera District has been launched.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda